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Forty-two students throughout Canada will compete in the national poetry recitation levels of competition Poetry in Voice.

The Poetry in Voice competition challenges students in Grades 9-12 to study two to 3 poems by heart and carry out them in front of an audience. They can compete in English, French or a bilingual category. $25,000 is given out to the winners throughout the three classes. 

The competitors was proven by Scott Griffin, chairman and founder of the Griffin Rely on for Excellence In Poetry, in 2011.

For the 2nd year in a row, the opposition will be held almost due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 42 semifinalists had been preferred from thousands of students collaborating from 1,400 schools throughout Canada. Every competitor experienced to perform two poems. at?v=RVIX0addQL0

The English semifinalists are:

  • Hallelujah Aboona, St. Joseph’s Catholic Large School, Windsor, Ont.
  • Raushan Bindra, Semiahmoo Secondary School, Surrey, B.C.
  • Thierney Dignadice, Lord Selkirk Regional Secondary School, Selkirk, Man.
  • Andy Duan, St. George’s University, Vancouver
  • Star Ezeano, All Saints Higher University, Calgary
  • Anasofia Florez, College Of Toronto Schools, Toronto
  • Al Gilbert, Kildonan-East Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Sophia Huang, University Changeover Method, Vancouver
  • Medina Javer, West Island University, Calgary
  • Adrianna Kares, St. Gregory Faculty, Calgary
  • Aaliyah Leskie, Saint John Superior University, Saint John
  • Spencer McCairns, Seycove Neighborhood Secondary College, Vancouver
  • Amy McCulloch, Crestwood Preparatory School, Toronto
  • Mia Luz Nedellec, École Internationale De Montréal, Montréal
  • Meghan Romano, Langley Wonderful Arts University, Fort Langley, B.C.
  • Zara Smith, West Place Gray Academy, Vancouver
  • Maya Wilger, Webber Academy, Calgary
  • Ingrid Yingchu Qin, Thornlea Secondary Faculty, Thornhill, Ont.

The French semifinalists are:

  • Polina Afanasyeva, Calgary French & Global University, Calgary
  • Marianne Arseneault, École Secondaire Val Mauricie, Shawinigan Sud, Que.
  • Chiara Castellani-Michaud, Collège Jean-De-Brébeuf,Montréal, Que.
  • Rose Côté, Villa Ste-Marcelline, Westmount, Que.
  • Victor Denoncourt, Collège St-Alexandre De La Gatineau, Gatineau, Que.
  • Satine Gaudet, Collège Durocher Saint-Lambert, St-Lambert, Que.
  • Reda Hessi, École Internationale De Montréal, Montréal
  • Etienne Joulin, London Central Secondary College, London, Ont.
  • Lysiane Kouakou, Sir Winston Churchill Superior School, Calgary
  • Rosalie Lavoie, Collège De Lévis, Lévis, Que.
  • Romy Magdalena Pueyo, Collège Beaubois, Pierrefonds, Que.
  • Noure Dalya Selmi, Toronto French School, Toronto

The bilingual semifinalists are:

  • Lauren Altomare, Northern Secondary College, Toronto
  • Léony Blanchette, Collège St-Alexandre de la Gatineau, Gatineau, Que.
  • Youssef Farag, Collège Beaubois, Pierrefonds, Que.
  • Sarah Hamdi, University of Toronto Schools, Toronto
  • Léna Ka, École secondaire Jules-Verne, Vancouver
  • Emily Kruk, Kildonan-East Collegiate, Winnipeg
  • Rachel Lyonnais-St-Martin, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Montréal
  • Philip Nedelev, Toronto French College, Toronto
  • Hana Sereda, Calgary French & Intercontinental College, Calgary
  • Cassandra Souleles, Champlain Regional College Saint-Lambert, Saint-Lambert, Que.
  • Maria Upasula, École la Rose Sauvage, Calgary

Nine finalists will be picked in each and every group. The finalists will move on to the countrywide finals, which will be broadcast live online on April 22, 2021 on the Poetry in Voice web-site.

The finalists will be announced on March 25, 2021.

David Bradford, Raoul Fernandes and Laurie D. Graham, James Langer, Nisha Patel and Dane Swan are judging the English category and the English recitations for the bilingual classification.

Nadine Ltaif, Anthony Lacroix and Véronique Sylvain are judging the French category and the French recitations for the bilingual group.

This calendar year, there will be a People’s Choice Award.

You can observe the 42 semifinalists films on the net and vote for your favorite. Voting for the People’s Decision Award is open up right up until March 25, 2021.

You can look at the movies and forged your vote below.

Final year’s Poetry in Voice winners were Catricia Hiebert, Ghada Charki and Nahida Mohamadou.